With Thanksgiving just around the corner, holiday menu-planning at our house is in full swing – not only for recipes you’ll see here on A Family Feast, but also for our own family gatherings! My husband Jack is always looking for creative and interesting twists on traditional holiday classics – and these Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Sweet & Sour Sauce are a delicious appetizer for any family gathering!
These tender and flavorful meatballs are made with a mix of ground turkey and Italian sausage that has been seasoned with a hint of Chinese five-spice powder. Then they are served in a sweet and tangy sauce made with cranberry sauce, pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce and balsamic vinegar that is the perfect complement to the flavors in the meatballs!
With all of the entertaining that we do around the holidays, Jack and I are very aware of all of the food we’re buying – and we try to make smart choices at the market. Lately, those choices are to Become Carton Smart by purchasing foods that come in environmentally-friendly cartons just like these:
Just take a look around your supermarket and, once you start searching for it, you’ll be amazed at all of the great food products that are now packaged in Tetra Pak cartons! From traditional holiday classics like Pumpkin Puree:
Cranberry Sauce (which we used in our recipe today):
And Chicken Stock:
…To soups, milk, juices and many other foods – cartons are a smart choice!
Here’s an info-graphic that explains even more:
Not only are cartons a smart choice for the environment, but they are a smart choice for your family. The unique carton packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients of food without the use of preservatives – and I love that the cartons are re-closeable so you can use what you need and save the rest for later.
And, in the spirit of gift-giving this holiday season, together with Tetra Pak, we’re hosting a contest for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card AND a $500 charity of the winner’s choice. To enter, leave a comment below by November 30th, with the name of your favorite charity and share a “smart” entertaining tip that allows you to produce great tasting food with little waste. See giveaway official rules here.